• Welcome to 2023

    Welcome to 2023

    Lots of things are in the pipeline at NWA which will make 2023 a great year to be member of the club. What’s happening in January The Cold Steel group at the club run their annual HUGE Napoleonic battle at the Croydon RSL on the 7th January. 2023 memberships are due and can be completed […]

  • NWA Meeting Dates 2023

    NWA Meeting Dates 2023

    Meeting dates for 2023 Details of the Blackburn and Croydon RSL venues Come along and enjoy friendly tabletop wargaming with miniature figures. Historical games of all periods, fantasy, steampunk and science fiction. Also strategy board games and role playing games. Learn how to paint miniature figures, make great scenery, improve your tactics and above all, have fun.

  • More Saga Rocky Ground Terrain Pieces

    More Saga Rocky Ground Terrain Pieces

    Step by step process of making rocky ground for Saga   Find rocks which have large flat surfaces that look dramatic but can have figures stand on them without toppling. Cut out MDF board to fit within 20x20cm square.  Sand edges to a nice bevelled slope, e.g. about half the thickness of the board. Glue […]

  • Test building hills using fibreglass bandages

    Test building hills using fibreglass bandages

    Can you make durable wargaming terrain using lots of free stuff? Of course you can, but can I develop a mass produced version so that we can make a bucket load of hills in time for Victory or Valhalla.  This is what I have managed to produce so far. Fig 9. First coat of blended […]

  • Old Ruins and a Muddy Field

    Old Ruins and a Muddy Field

    More Saga suitable terrain pieces Around 25 years ago I splurged out on a whole village worth of Armorcast buildings including some ruins.  The ruins had been sitting in the “too be completed one day” tub, when that day came around and I decided to whip them into Saga ruins. I personally think that the […]

  • Terrain building update

    Terrain building update

    Spending time away from painting figures to build terrain. I have playing around with building some basic terrain pieces for Saga.   Sometimes I need a break from painting miniatures and I have always found building terrain enjoyable.  I am also one of the organisers of Victory or Valhalla, which Melbourne’s largest Saga tournament.  For […]

  • Mounted Heathguard from Conquest and Fireforge

    Mounted Heathguard from Conquest and Fireforge

    Since my last post I finished the four extra mounted heathguard made from Conquest and Fireforge sprues. Fireforge Mounted Sergeants These two knights are made using Fireforge horses and torsos.  To keep them in theme with the Norman/1st Crusades models in the warband, I used heads and shields from Conquest Games’ Norman Knight sprue. All the […]

  • I have the minis so can a build a combined Norman / Crusader warband

    I have the minis so can a build a combined Norman / Crusader warband

    Every year I take an extended Christmas & New Year holiday.  So from mid-December to late-January I try and build and paint a new warband, plus other miscellaneous wargaming stuff. 2019/20’s project was building a new Norman / Crusader warband using the variety of Norman miniatures I had in the lead and plastic pile. First […]

  • Late 2019 hobby resurgence

    2019 was a busy year.  Lots of full on activity in the first quarter and then things slowed down due to family and work commitments.  So the hobby suffered over the southern winter. Getting back into painting 1 Having sat in my pile of unpainted miniatures for around a year I decided to pull out […]

  • Societial Disorder is Situation Normal for the Great Kingdoms

    Am I suffering from hubris or not? Of course not, I am one of the ruling class of a Great Kingdom. So get back in your box you miserable piece of dung and leave me to my business. The Great Kingdoms faction in Saga represents order, a strong ruling class and pretty much a desire […]

  • The Otherworld in Saga Age of Magic

    The Otherworld in Saga Age of Magic

    Things that go bump in the night, the monsters under your bed and the night terrors that the worst of dreams are made of. The Otherworld faction in Saga represents the creatures and beings which live outside the mortal world.  Behind the curtain of reason live the horrors of the mind, both real or imagined, […]

  • Lets go look for the Wild Things…. or Max gets sent to bed without any supper!

    Lets go look for the Wild Things…. or Max gets sent to bed without any supper!

    Time for a rumpus with the Lords of the Wild This is a faction close to my heart.  I played Wood Elves but in my WHFB days and also have a large and tattered collection of Beastmen. I even have enough Minotaurs to run the Black Hills legendary warband list.  However this list just screams […]